AI and Python

François Pinard pinard at
Wed May 17 17:47:38 EDT 2000

Peter Norvig <peter at> écrit:

> You make a good observation that AI and operations research have a
> large overlap in the problems they address: basically, what is the
> right program or policy to decide what to do in a complex, uncertain
> environment?  It is a crime that the fields developed independently with
> little interaction, but in the last five or ten years this has changed,
> and AI now encompasses OR techniques, and is much better suited for
> dealing with real-world programs.

Surely no crime here.  That various fields synergise is undoubtedly a
good thing.  What I did not like much, retrospectively, is all the fuss
AI people were making all along.

Can Python do AI?  I'm not sure what AI means.  OK, yes, Python can! :-)

François Pinard

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